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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Mar 17, 2009 3:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: another list of movies in question

Sorry it has taken so long on this. Been really busy. Haven't even had tiome to look at IA much in the last few weeks.

Regards UK films: A lot of the major catalogue distributors (Carlton/Granada , Studio Canal, etc.) have major problems accepting the limitations of the US GATT/URAA restoration terms. As well as this, there are a number of aspects of the transitional sections in the 1988 and 1996 (extension) acts which effectively put most pre-1988 British films under the jurisdiction of the 1956 and 1911 Copyright Acts. So, many British films are still in the UK Public Domain. The rights companies do not accept this and, although many of the below films are technically PD, the rights companies would probably serve C&Ds for exploiting these "loopholes" in the law. And it can be argued that GATT protects the post-1945 films in US for the full US copyright term regardless of their status in their home state.

Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) is PD
Green for Danger (1946) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above


The Old Dark House (1932) renewed R258433(1960) Not PD.
Big Fella (1937) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940) Valid GATT Restoration
Conquest of the Air (1936) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Elephant Boy (1937) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Drum (1938) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Four Feathers (1939) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
HENRY V (1944)
Sanders of the River (1935) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Song of Freedom (1936) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Ape Man (1943) Not renewed. PD
The Ghost Train (1941) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Man in Grey (1943) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
We Dive at Dawn (1943) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Cottage to Let (1941) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Miss London Ltd. (1943) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
King Arthur Was a Gentleman (1942) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
I Thank You (1941) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Bees in Paradise (1944) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Ask a Policeman (1938) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Boys Will Be Boys (1935) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Where There's a Will (1936) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Hey! Hey! USA (1938) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Convict 99 (1938) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Good Morning, Boys (1937) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Old Bones of the River (1938) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT
Windbag the Sailor (1936) PD in UK at GATT Date. Not eligible for GATT

Les Miserables (1979) Copyright
Bugsy Malone (1976) Copyright
Caesar the Conqueror (1961) Copyright
Campbell's Kingdom (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Capricorn One (1978) Copyright
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) Copyright
Maroc 7 (1967) Copyright
Moulin Rouge (1952) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Follow a Star (1959) Copyright
Reach for the Sky (1956) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The Sandwich Man (1966) Copyright
Saturn 3 (1980) Copyright
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) Copyright
Seven Years in Tibet (1956) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The Card (1952) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The One That Got Away (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Tiger Bay (1959) Copyright
Victim (1961) Copyright
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) Copyright
Windom's Way (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Across the Bridge (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
To Be or Not to Be (1942) Copyright. Renewed and technically a US film.
The Naked Truth (1957) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Make Mine Mink (1960) Copyright
Too Many Crooks (1959) Copyright
Black Narcissus (1947) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The Way to the Stars (1945) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
Great Expectations (1946) Fall's under the transitional aspects of UK law. Technically PD. See above
The Ipcress File (1965) Copyright
Twins of Evil (1971) Copyright
The Uncanny (1977) Copyright
The League of Gentlemen (1960) Copyright
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) Copyright

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-03-17 22:24:26

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